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Coins Certified as of 9/26

My Coin #10890325

1857 10C MS65

CERTIFICATION#: 10890325
PCGS#: 4614

Owner's Comments

Mintage: 5,580,000
Obverse Dies: 16 Known

A common date in all grades, sixteen separate obverse dies being documented, though more obverse dies will be identified in the future.

Plate Coin: Fortin 116, A Well Struck and Lustrous Antebellum Gem that Exhibits Russet and Tan Patina at the Periphery.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: Thanks to a large mintage, the 1857 Dime is a common coin in most grades. In fact, apart from the 1853 With Arrows Dime, the 1857 has the largest total population (per the PCGS Pop Report) of any Dime of the 1850's.  Mint State examples are plentiful, and there are plenty of MS63's and MS64's to go around.  Gems start to become scarce; in MS66 and better grades, the 1857 Dime is very hard to find.  The highest level for this date is MS67.

Jerry Fortin has identified fifteen die varieties for this year.

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 5,580,000 Weight: 2.48 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 2,000 R-4.6 34 / 34 100 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 300 R-6.4 34 / 34 100 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 25 R-9.0 25 / 34 TIE 78 / 122 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2014:3976, $5,875

2 MS66+ PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade